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Morning Buzz: De Blasio aide arrested after loaded gun found, man fatally struck by R train

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Monday, April 9

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• A man died after an apartment blaze broke out at Trump Tower on a floor where sprinklers were not installed.

• Starting today, Facebook will notify you if you’re one of the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica.

• A bus carrying Long Island students returning from spring break in Europe crashed on the Southern State Parkway, seriously injuring six passengers while 37 more suffered minor injuries.

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13th Annual Real Estate Breakfast  Thurs Apr 12th 7:30-10am  This year, we are focusing on the new and exciting business tenants that are shaping our neighborhood.  Tkts  The Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC
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Queens News
• Reagan Stevens, the deputy director of youth and strategic initiatives for the Office of Criminal Justice, was arrested in Jamaica alongside two men after cops found a loaded gun in the car they were sitting in.

• An illegal cab driver was arrested after nearly kidnapping a woman at JFK Airport.

• A man was fatally struck by a Manhattan-bound R train after he leapt off the platform at the Steinway St. station.

Politics
• Senator John McCain believes Trump’s comments about withdrawing from Syria “emboldened” the Syrian regime to launch latest gruesome chemical attack.

• A South Carolina Congressman pulled out a gun at a meeting with voters in an effort to show that they’re not dangerous.

Entertainment
• Black Panther has surpassed Titanic as the third-highest grossing film in North American history.

Weekend Box Office
• A Quiet Place: $50 million
• Ready Player One: $25.1 million
• Blockers: $21.4 million
• Black Panther: $8.4 million
• I Can Only Imagine: $8.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 ABBA earned their only number #1 hit in the United States with this song.

• In 1990 actress Kristen Stewart is born in Los Angeles, California.  She is most noted for her performance in this movie series

Opinion
• The Times argues that state courts around the country are under partisan attacks.

• USA Today warns that e-cigarettes are possibly creating a new generation of addicts.

In the Blogs
• Sweet Chick is opening their new LIC restaurant today.

• Old Navy opened shop within a historic Jackson Heights building on 82nd Street.

Trending in New York
• #WrestleMania
• #Billions
• #TheMasters
• #100yearsago
• Reed

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-52) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-5) suffered another tough loss, losing to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-7. Giancarlo Stanton said the historically poor start for the team is just “a bad week.”

• The Mets (7-1) swept the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-5 in the 12th inning.

• The Nets (27-53) will take on the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Garden Wedding Showcase  Sat Apr 14th 2:30-4:30pm  Meet our friendly staff, get an exclusive look at the Wedding Garden and tour our beautiful 39 acre garden.  RSVP Required or call 718-886-3800 ext 201.  Free with confirmed registration. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
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Real Estate
• The new development condo supply in Queens has increased by 23 percent.

• For Sale - Woodside – Two family semi attached b rack , corner lot, private drive, balcony on 2nd flr.  Nice yard, near all.  Asking $925,000 . Call The “A-Team”  Joe 917-952-2156 or Jackie 917-952-2797 .

• For Sale – Middle Village – Lovely semi detached 3 BR home, 3 blocks to Juniper Park.  All renovated w/ new kitchen, SS appliances, floors, boiler, pvt driveway & 2 car detached garage.  Asking $869,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Woodhaven – A seven-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,147-square-foot single family home at 83-87 Woodhaven Blvd. for $1.4 million. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A city employee was arrested on Sunday around 2:05 p.m. Octayvia Scott was charged with assault on a police officer, assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment by officers of the 114th Precinct.

• 65-year-old Ingrid Wallace was reported missing. She was last seen at her residence at 157-03 North Conduit Ave. on Saturday around 4 p.m. She is described as black, approximately 5’2″, approximately 160lbs, with dark hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.  Wallace was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue sneakers and a green blouse.

Events
 Ridgewood - Pre-Register Now!  Job Readiness Training Program.  Classes on Tues, 4/10 & Wed 4/11.  Queens Library, 20-12 Madison Street•  Postponed – Astoria – 10 a.m. – Council Member Kimmy Van Bramer and Public Advocate Letitia James announce removal of illegally parked DSNY trucks. 35-40 21st St.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and Selfhelp Community Services announce funding allocated for the Selfhelp Holocaust Survivor Program, 137-47 45th Ave.

• Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul highlights the fiscal year 2019 budget, The Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Interactive Story Time.  Queens Library, 37-44 21st Street

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street

Written by QTadmin

April 12th, 2018 at 12:06 am

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